The CW’s Arrowverse has given its fans a lot of memorable villains. Zoom, Malcolm Merlyn, Deathstroke, Prometheus and Damian Darhk are just to name a few. But none of them could match up to the nefariousness of the Flash’s original and most formidable foe – The Reverse Flash. Eobard Thawne is so obsessed with destroying the Flash that he tries to run back in time and kill Barry’s parents. After having is original plan foiled, Eobard returned in Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow and wreaked absolute havoc on the time stream. Wherever Reverse Flash went, Chaos followed.
Netflix’s Narcos is a show about pesky cops, nasty people, doing drugs and pesky cops catching nasty people doing drugs. All three seasons have had an almost cult-like following and has helped Netflix amass a lot of revenue. Narcos Season 1, 2 and 3 have all been critical and commercial successes and a hit among the fans.
Although last season could have been a bit better and fell a tad bit below expectations, it still is regarded as a welcome addition to the Narcos franchise. But Netflix does not want a consolation for its fans and so the fourth season is expected to shoot the series back to its regular Season 1 fame. And they have just the thing to spice things up.
Netflix is adding a new member to team Narcos. If sources are to be believed, the Arrowverse’s villain from The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, Matt Letscher who played the Reverse Flash in The CW shows could become a series regular in Narcos Season 4.
After the end of the Cali Cartel and the unfortunate demise of Pablo Escobar, Agent Javier Pena and Steve Murphy (the former was a series regular in Season 3 while the latter left after season 2) have no more enemies to fight. The show is moving on to a newer setting with a bunch of new faces including Michael Pena and Diego Luna.
Season 4 of Narcos will not be set in the backdrop of the Cali Cartel’s end in the mid-90s as the fans expected it would be. The show is now moving from its home-ground that was Colombia to Mexico. The New season will now be set in the late 70s and the early 80s and will focus on the rise of the Mexican Guadalajara Cartel and how it fell in business with the infamous Colombian drug cartel. This gives the show-runners ample opportunity to cast a fresh face like Matt Letscher as a DEA agent trying to stop the cartel from rising any further.
Mat Letcher will be essaying the role of Agent James Kuykendal of the Department of External Affairs or DEA. The show will focus on Kuykendall’s team investigating the newly formed Guadalajara cartel. The show-runners also mentioned the team will be getting help and necessary info from a mole deep inside the cartel itself.
So this is where Diego Luna or Michael Pena comes in. If the name Kuykendall does not ring a bell, let me enlighten you. Kuykendall was a member of the team of drug busters that helped investigate the Cali Cartel in Narcos season 3.
Up until now, Letscher is better remembered as the villain of the Arrowverse as the Reverse Flash. As his stint as the yellow flash, he almost always made Barry Allen run around in circles as his grand schemes came to pass, always staying a step ahead of his arch-rival.
He later became the Reverse Flash again and joined Damian Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn to form the Legion of Doom and obtain the Spear of Destiny to gain control over all reality. But Letscher’s resume also includes a brief 4 episode stint in Boardwalk Empire as Joseph P. Kennedy; a role in Spike Jonze’s Her and also in The CW show The Carrie Diaries.
There is no more news to confirm for how many episodes Kuykendall will actually star in Narcos Season 3. The show is infamous for killing off lead characters pretty early. Only a few like Pena have survived the wrath of the Show’s metaphorical guillotine. Will Letscher become the next Javier Pena or will he die a quick sudden death like the rest of the characters? Narcos Season 4 will stream on Netflix on fall 2018.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things